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Communication through Performance: Hausa Performance Art

R Lawal


The human voice is a natural instrument with a natural capability. Thus, speech with the aid of performance and music has been combined since earliest times to communicate valuable insights into human nature and universal themes of life. Such themes include life, death, good and evil. This paper examined performance as a signalling system in communication and how it is deployed by a creative artist. Furthermore, the paper also examined Hausa performance arts. It was discovered that just like in any other nation or community, Hausa performances reflect the socio-geographical experiences of the Hausa people, their natural environment and how they express their world view and artistic aspirations.

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